Dare, a steamy teen-angst drama set on the Main Line, centers on three high school actors who role-play both onstage and off, experimenting with their sexuality and nascent sexual power. Think of the film from director Adam Salky and screenwriter David Brind as Pretty in Pink crossed with Cruel Intentions.
Alexa (Emmy Rossum), is an academic overachiever frustrated with her slacker drama partner Johnny (Zach Gilford) and deflated when a professional (snaky Alan Cumming) criticizes her performance as Blanche DuBois. How, he asks, can she play sexual passion if she's never experienced it? The pro, however, is taken by Johnny's magnetism.